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Magnolia Cafe South

#27 of 3,039 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
6:00 am - 5:30 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 5:30 am
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Houston, Texas
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, I was advised this is a "must do" while in Austin. We went on a rainy weekday morning, so the wait was not bad. However, it started to fill up quickly as the morning went on. I was glad we tired it, and will perhaps be back if in the area, but it was not at all what I... More 

Thank jacksprat21
Austin, Texas
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've seen the crowds waiting to get in many times driving by. A lot of my friends swear by this place. I don't get it. We stopped in for breakfast today. I wanted biscuits and gravy, but they don't have it. Instead, I ordered the Eggscape, described in the menu as being eggs over a mini mountain of home fries... More 

Thank Orion G
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120 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This great local place has something for everyone. There are several vegetarian options and several ways to customize a burger. I had a black bean bowl with a jalapeño corn cake. Absolutely delicious! The night we went, we were say intermediately, but I'm told that it can get crowded. There are several small parking lots so pay attention to the... More 

Thank SazzyLJ
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Magnolia Cafe this morning with friends to get some yummy food! This isn't my first trip to eat there but my friends were from out of town and I wanted to let them experience this restaurant. We ordered fish tacos, Magnolia Omelet and a Veggie Omelet. All of the food was excellent and filling! The best part was... More 

Thank apriljamerson
New Zealand
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is always a line, well nearly always for brunch. We went on a Saturday at around 10 and waited 30 mins for a table. If it is hot you can wait inside or in the gift shop across the parking lot. The service was good and the good excellent, I had the Migas and was very happy and full... More 

Thank hobokiwi
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Austin is a very health conscience town. That said on the weekends folks like to sleep in a bit. So if you can get to the Magnolia before 9am you have to wait in that long line that happens after 9am on the weekends. All the breakfast items are great just watch what you order cause the portions sizes are... More 

Thank jdgvjm
Austin, Texas
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to love Magnolia Cafe and I'm not sure if my expectations and taste have been elevated or their food is not as good, but I'm usually disappointed when I go now. Don't get me wrong, this is still an okay option for eating in Austin, but I feel like it would take very little for them to improve... More 

Thank AABerry
Real de Catorce, Mexico
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I meet my daughter here for breakfast frequently. The service is great. The menu has things on it that aren't on all menus. Poached eggs for one and great fruit plates. Nice food and a loud atmosphere. A good place to eat.

Thank Stiglitz11
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Saturday morning with friends around 11am. The food was great and reasonably priced. We did have to wait about 30min to be seated, because there where plenty of other folks here for breakfast as well.

Thank William M
Nederland, Texas
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160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like this place so much we've made a special trip for just the coffee and pie, (we live 3 hours away)...well this is Austin, so maybe not just to come here : -) but definitely a stop when we're in town. Breakfast always a sure choice, but we like to try something different and have been well pleased each... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-445-0000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?